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Residents make flood preparations in Worth and Dougherty Co.

Signs warnings drivers of water on the road were posted in some areas Signs warnings drivers of water on the road were posted in some areas
To avoid damage, residents lined the outside of the business with sand bags To avoid damage, residents lined the outside of the business with sand bags
Residents are making preparations for the worst Residents are making preparations for the worst
More than a dozen roads are closed in Worth County More than a dozen roads are closed in Worth County
residents would like to see officials build up the area residents would like to see officials build up the area
DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) -

Some residents that live near the Dougherty/Worth County line have their eyes on the road as water rises.

Many say they've seen this all before and are preparing for the worst.  Those who live near County Line Road and Moultrie Road aren't wasting any time getting prepared. People say they just want to be prepared for any scenario.

Anytime there's a heavy down pour residents near County Line Road and Moultrie Road say they have learned to expect that flooding will soon follow. "I have seen it happen here a lot, I grew up here and for my entire life when we've gotten a rain like this it's happened,"said Christina Mclellan.

The rainfall has slowed, but Pam Robertson, a store employee, is worried the flooding could get worse over time. "I was coming in to open up the store at 4:30 in the morning and they had the road kind of blocked because the water was over the road. I came in and the owner and his son-in-law were over there pumping the water out," said Robertson.

Robertson says it's bound to happen again. "If you look, I've been watching stumps over there, and all the stumps are under water now. To avoid damage, residents lined the outside of the business with sand bags. Those that have lived in the area for a while say it's time for the county to step in and do something about the issue.

"I've had to clean the store up many times, it gets real bad in this area, I think the County should do something about that, it's been going on for years and years and years," said Alfred Warren.

Dougherty County isn't the only place experiencing flooding, more than a dozen roads are closed in Worth County.  No one has been evacuated in either county, but officials are staying on high alert, as crews continue to monitor roads and other areas.

Residents would like to see officials help build up the area so the flood damage doesn't continue. Folks are reminded to use caution if you see water over a roadway. Don't try to drive through it, just turn around.

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